Rare Disease Day - 28th February 2015

AWARENESS ‘HOW DO YOU C ME NOW?’ exhibition launch dates confirmed!

Over the past 24 months, the CMN trustees have been working in partnership with the world-renowned photographer Brock Elbank to create a series of stunning portrait images of children and adults from across the world, affected by CMN. The series includes all ages, both male and female, with 13 countries represented, making this series uniquely special. The countries represented are as follows: Norway, Switzerland, Australia, Poland, UK, Sweden, Spain, France, Italy, USA, Ukraine, Brazil and China.

The aim of the exhibition series is to give a clear message to the world – to love the skin you are in! We want this beautiful series of images to reduce the public’s negative perceptions of visible differences, as well as raising positive awareness of CMN.

The title of the exhibition series is ‘HOW DO YOU C ME NOW?’ The title poses a question, seeking individuals to consider their current perceptions and views of individuals living with a visible difference. The exhibition title will encourage the general public to look twice at the images and consider what their eyes were drawn to first; the visible difference (CMN) or the beauty of the individual? We hope the public will consider the beauty of the individual because of their CMN and not in spite of their CMN.

The trustees are excited to announce that the exhibition launch event and 12-day exhibition will be at the prestigious Oxo Tower Wharf on the South Bank in London.

Oxo Tower Wharf is an award-winning, landmark building situated on the riverside walkway, part of London’s fast moving South Bank and Bankside areas. Oxo Tower Wharf is home to some of the UK’s most innovative and internationally renowned contemporary designers, restaurants, cafes, bars and exhibition venues.

The exhibition will be open to the general public from Thursday 14th March – Sunday 24th

March 2019. We expect high volumes of visitors during the 11-day exhibition, as the average daily footfall passing by the gallery is 3000! Once the launch has taken place in the UK, we plan to exhibit the series in countries across the globe over the next 2 years.

This is the biggest project Caring Matters Now has ever undertaken with regards to raising awareness of CMN. The CMN trustees believe the exhibition series has huge potential to raise global positive awareness of CMN. Brock Elbank’s previous series was exhibited at Somerset House in London and he received over £1.6 million worth of press exposure! This gives you an idea of the huge opportunity this exhibition has to raise the profile of CMN and Caring Matters Now.

We will be releasing further details of this fantastic exhibition series at the beginning of 2019.

If anyone can offer assistance with seeking corporate sponsorship, please do get in touch

jodi@caringmattersnow.co.uk. Please share the information once released with all your family, friends and social media followers! We want as many people to access the exhibition as possible. Here’s to a fantastic 12 months of raising positive awareness of CMN on a global scale!

Click here to view the original article giving more information on the origination of the project.

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